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:30 to 8:00. so i work long hours. >> reporter: she is the public relations manager at linkedin so finding time to volunteer wasn't an option until her employer introduced her to spark.com. >> i have gotten to help every kind of organization from the humane society to a meals on wheels to the united way. >> reporter: with the click of a mouse she uses her pr skills to help nonprofits promote events, come up with slogans, pretty much anything they would have to pay to outsource. >> we wanted to find a way to fit volunteerism into nonprecious time into the little moments in our workday that we have available. >> reporter: ben rigby calls it microvolunteerism and it's the reason he founded sparks.com a website where nonprofit groups ask for help and those looking to volunteer offer their skills around their schedules. >> at their dis,employees can volunteer using their skills, using their high expertise, for nonprofits in these 15-minute to an hour chunks of time. >> reporter: and companies like linkedin love the idea. it's among a growing group which includes google and kraft foods that enco
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a barrel near the mid-february high. gases prices may go down a bit. linkedin record its earnings better than expected. but its shares are down almost 5%. and san jose-based brocade communications makes network gear says it will miss revenue projections when it reports earnings monday. its shares are down 25%. >> ow. >> frank and grace? >> can you coin that phrase, absolute beatdown? >> reporter: we heard that yesterday. all sort of euphemisms. none good. hopefully better today. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >>> well, is he in or out? anyone thinking about running for mayor in san francisco needs to decide very soon. >> that's what a lot of people are wondering what ed lee's plans are. he joins cbs 5 political insider phil matier. good morning. >>> good morning. [ chatter ] >> good morning. mayor lee, okay, right in the middle of something. all right, look. >> good morning, phil. >> good morning to you. >> forget that. [ laughter ] >> let's get right to it. are you running for mayor again? >> i haven't decided. i'll decide this weekend. >> oh, come on. you'